1st time poster on here :)
I have a problem for which i hope someone can help.
My mother is being pursued by a hire company regarding damage to a courtesy car given to her. The car wouldnt start one morning and they took it away. Months later they sent a bill of £4k!
The valves had impacted the pistons and the ECU codes apparently showed the car being driven over the limited speed. We find this very hard to believe, she is 50 years old and has been driving over 30 years.
My questions is, what other things could cause the valves to impact the pistons? Also, does i've been told by a family friend (not a mechanic though) that the ECU does not record when a car has been driven over a limited speed? Does anyone know how true this is?
The car was a vauxhall astra, 1.4 petrol, just over a year old with around 14000 on the clock when we had picked it up.
Thanks in advance and any help will be appreciated.